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Publication Order of Alpha Books

Publication Order of Bennett Family Books

To Love Again (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Loving Gift (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Chance at Love (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas Affair (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Buenos Aires Nights Books

A Taste of the Forbidden (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Touch of Notoriety (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Calendar Mistress Books

His Cinderella Mistress (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unwilling Mistress (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deserving Mistress (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Castonbury Park Books

Flirting with Ruin (By: Marguerite Kaye) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wicked Lord Montague (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Housemaid's Scandalous Secret (By: Helen Dickson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady Who Broke the Rules (By: Marguerite Kaye) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady of Shame (By: Ann Lethbridge) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Illegitimate Montague (By: Sarah Mallory) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unbefitting a Lady (By: Bronwyn Scott) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scandalous Whispers (By: Helen Dickson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Redemption of a Fallen Woman (By: Joanna Fulford) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Stranger at Castonbury (By: Amanda McCabe) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Christmas Surrender Books

Snowbound Seduction (By: Helen Brooks) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just One Last Night (By: Helen Brooks) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Christmas Virgin (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Night in the Palace (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Copeland Sisters Books

The Lady Gambles (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady Forfeits (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady Confesses (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dance with the Devil Books

Publication Order of Dangerous Dukes Books

Pleasured by a Duke / Marcus Wilding (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zachary Black (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darian Hunter (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Griffin Stone (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christian Seaton (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rufus Drake (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dangerous Liaisons Books

The One and Only (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Daring Duchesses Books

Some Like It Wicked (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some Like to Shock (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dark Nights With A Billionaire Books

The Venetian's Midnight Mistress (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Devilish D'Angelos Books

A Bargain with the Enemy (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Prize Beyond Jewels (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A D'Angelo Like No Other (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dinner At 8 Books

Wife by Contract, Mistress by Demand (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Do Not Disturb Books

Liam's Secret Son (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Enigmatic Man (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragon Hearts Books

Publication Order of Expecting Books

Riccardo's Secret Child (By: Cathy Williams) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby Verdict (By: Cathy Williams) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby Scandal (By: Cathy Williams) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of In Love With Her Boss Books

His Very Personal Assistant (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of International Bad Boys Books

Pursued by the Devil (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of International Billionaires Books

The Virgin Secretary's Impossible Boss (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of King-Hamilton Books

Trust Summer Madness (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everlasting Love (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Kingston Security Books

Kingston's Ransom (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kingston's Captive (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kingston's Redemption (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kingston's Enigma (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kingston's Salvation (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kingston's Obsession (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kingston's Rival (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Knight Security Books

Resisting Alexandre (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Defying Asher (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Challenging Gabriel (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Capturing Caleb (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tempting Zander (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enticing Ian (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seducing Ethan (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Latin Lovers Books

The Mediterranean Millionaire's Reluctant Mistress (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Lyonedes Legacy Books

Defying Drakon (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Reputation Precedes Him (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Marriage and Mistletoe Books

The Christmas Night Miracle (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Marriage Bargain Books

with Abby Green, Susanne James, Madeleine Ker
Ruthless Husband, Convenient Wife (By: Madeleine Ker) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Bid for a Bride (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Millionaire's Chosen Bride (By: Susanne James) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spaniard's Marriage Bargain : The Marriage Bargain (By: Abby Green) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Modern-Day Knights Books

The Yuletide Engagement (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Nanny Wanted! Books

The Diamond Bride (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of 9 To 5 Books

Two's Company (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Very Personal Assistant (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Notorious St. Claires Books

with Gayle Wilson
At the Duke's Service (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rake's Wicked Proposal (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Duke's Cinderella Bride (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Arabella's Scandalous Marriage (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rogue's Disgraced Lady (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Prince Brothers Books

Prince's Passion (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prince's Pleasure (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prince's Love-Child (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Quinlan/Somerville-Smythe Books

Fated Attraction (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saving Grace (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Regency Club Venus Books

Bastian's Surrender (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gabriel's Torment (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Benedict's Challenge (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
James's Lady (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Regency Lovers Books

Publication Order of Regency Scandal Books

Publication Order of Regency Sinners Books

Wicked Torment (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Surrender (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Scandal (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Deception (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Captive (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Temptation (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Sinner (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Christmas (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Regency Unlaced Books

The Duke's Mistress (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Claimed by the Marquis (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taken by the Earl (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pursued by the Viscount (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desired by a Lord (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captured by a Gentleman (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seduced by a Marquis (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tamed by the Earl (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Russian Dragon Heat Books

Publication Order of Ruthless Regency Dukes Books

Publication Order of Scandal In The Spotlight Books

with Lynn Raye Harris
A Game with One Winner (By: Lynn Raye Harris) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rumors on the Red Carpet / The Talk of Hollywood (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Scandalous St. Claires Books

Jordan St Claire: Dark and Dangerous (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reluctant Duke (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taming the Last St. Claire (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of the Renegade (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sicilian Gambrellis Saga Books

The Sicilian's Ruthless Marriage Revenge (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
At the Sicilian Count's Command (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sicilian's Innocent Mistress (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of A Season of Secrets Books

Not Just a Governess (0)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not Just a Wallflower (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Secret Passions Books

with Catherine George, Robyn Donald, Sharon Kendrick, Miranda Lee
A Secret Vengeance (By: Miranda Lee) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolfe's Temptress (By: Robyn Donald) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
At Her Boss's Bidding (By: Miranda Lee) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Love-Child (By: Miranda Lee) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unexpected Pregnancy (By: Catherine George) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vengeance Affair (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Steele Protectors Books

Publication Order of Tango Books

The Honeymoon Prize (By: Jessica Hart) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
City Girl in Training (By: Liz Fielding) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bedroom Assignment (By: Sophie Weston) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fiance Fix (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Marriage Secret (By: Darcy Maguire) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Manhattan Merger (By: Rebecca Winters) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby Bonding (By: Caroline Anderson) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Their Accidental Baby (By: Hannah Bernard) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mission: Marriage (By: Hannah Bernard) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wedding Wish (By: Ally Blake) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marriage Material (By: Ally Blake) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of To Be Bachelor Brothers Books

To Woo a Wife (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Be a Husband (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Be a Bridegroom (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of To Love Bachelor Sisters Books

To Mend a Marriage (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Have a Husband (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Become a Bride (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Make a Marriage (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of To Marry Bachelor Cousins Books

To Marry McKenzie (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Marry McCloud (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Marry McAllister (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Twin Tycoons Books

The Redemption of Darius Sterne (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Taming of Xander Sterne (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Virgin Brides, Arrogant Husbands Books

Bedded for the Spaniard's Pleasure (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wedlocked! Books

Bride by Blackmail (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Claiming His Christmas Bride (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Billionaire's Marriage Bargain (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Untouched Until Marriage (By: Chantelle Shaw) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Diamond for Del Rio's Housekeeper (By: Susan Stephens) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wedded, Bedded, Betrayed (By: Michelle Smart) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trapped by Vialli's Vows (By: Chantelle Shaw) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Claimed for the Leonelli Legacy (By: Lynne Graham) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Queen by Desert Decree (By: Lynne Graham) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Passionate Winter (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Only Lover (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tempted By Desire (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tempestuous Flame (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Savage Interlude (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deceit of a Pagan (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Engaged to Jarrod Stone (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yesterday's Scars (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear of Love (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brand of Possession (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Living Together (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Flame of Desire (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ice in His Veins (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Satan's Master (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil Lover (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Love, Last Love (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freedom to Love (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Point of No Return (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love's Duel (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perfect Partner (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadowed Stranger (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burning Obsession (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Rose for Love (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forgotten Lover (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captive Loving (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elusive Lover (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forbidden Surrender (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golden Fever (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passion from the Past (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hidden Love (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love's Only Deception (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy Girl (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Unspoken (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heaven Here On Earth (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lifelong Affair (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Subtle Revenge (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undying Love (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pagan Enchantment (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Failed Marriage (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sensual Encounter (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hard To Get (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lost Love (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Untamed (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Unwilling Desire (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Past Revenge (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Surrender (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
A No Risk Affair (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tempestuous Affair (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cherish Tomorrow (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Passionate Lover (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lovers in the Afternoon (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Price (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkness Into Light (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knight's Possession (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gypsy (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Longer a Dream (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wade Dynasty (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glass Slippers and Unicorns (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hawk's Prey (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Merlyn's Magic (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Velvet Promise (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Rogue and a Pirate (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
After the Loving (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tangled Hearts (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taggart's Woman (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Witchchild (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Passion (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wish for the Moon (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncertain Destiny (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elusive as the Unicorn (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memories of the Past (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Romance Of A Lifetime (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mother of the Bride (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jilted Bridegroom (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Private Lives (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elusive Obsession (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunter's Moon (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gracious Lady (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return Engagement (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
War of Love (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
One-Man Woman (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wildest Dreams (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Marriage To Remember (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Married by Contract (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joined By Marriage (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Married By Christmas (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Yuletide Seduction (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trials by Marriage (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Man to Marry (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Their Engagement Is Announced (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bound by Contract (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Virgin (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man She'll Marry (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keeping Luke's Secret (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Separate Bedrooms (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Innocent Virgin (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pregnant with the Billionaire's Baby (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Infamous Italian's Secret Baby (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Master's Mistress (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surrender to the Past (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Talk of Hollywood (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Puppy for Christmas (With: Myrna Mackenzie,Nikki Logan) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heavenly Angels (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snowbound with the Billionaire (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
At the Ruthless Billionaire's Command (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taming the Notorious Billionaire (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Convenient Wife, Pleasured Lady (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Wickedly Pleasurable Wager (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some Like It Scandalous (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Darling Valentine (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not Just a Seduction (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Balfour Brides Books

Bella and the Merciless Sheikh / Bella\'s Disgrace (By: Sarah Morgan) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kat and the Dare-Devil Spaniard (By: Sharon Kendrick) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zoe and the Tormented Tycoon / Zoe's Lesson (By: Kate Hewitt) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sophie and the Scorching Sicilian / Sophie's Seduction (By: Kim Lawrence) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Balfour Legacy (By: Sharon Kendrick) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mia and the Powerful Greek / Mia's Scandal (By: Michelle Reid) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Olivia and the Billionaire Cattle King / Olivia's Awakening (By: Margaret Way) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Annie's Secret (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emily's Innocence (By: India Grey) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of International Billionaires Books

The Italian Count's Defiant Bride (By: Catherine George) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The French Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress (By: Abby Green) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blackmailed into the Greek Tycoon's Bed (By: Carol Marinelli) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prince's Waitress Wife (By: Sarah Morgan) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
At The Argentinean Billionaire's Bidding (By: India Grey) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ruthless Billionaires Virgin (By: Susan Stephens) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sheikh's Love-Child (By: Kate Hewitt) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Latin Lovers Books

The Multi-Millionaire's Virgin Mistress (By: Cathy Williams) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Foreign Affairs Books

Caribbean Caress (By: Cathy Williams) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of In Love With Her Boss Books

His Virgin Secretary (By: Cathy Williams) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Billionaire Boss's Bride (By: Cathy Williams) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Fitzmanning Miscellany Books

Justine and the Noble Viscount (By: Diane Gaston) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlotte and the Wicked Lord (By: Amanda McCabe) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Annalise and the Scandalous Rake (By: Deb Marlowe) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Regency Christmas Proposals (With: Gayle Wilson,Amanda McCabe) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
How To Marry a Rake (By: Deb Marlowe) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shy Duchess (By: Amanda McCabe) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Not So Respectable Gentleman? (By: Diane Gaston) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Christmas Miracles(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nearly Weds!(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Romancing the Holidays Bundle 2009(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scandalous Regency Nights(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mistletoe Wishes(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas with a Billionaire(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Carole Mortimer is a prolific British author who has been active since about 1978. She was born in or around 1960 in England, and grew up to be a prominent voice in the romance literary genre. She has authored dozens of novels and several series, as well as contributing to several multi-author collections.

Carole Mortimer was born in a very rural section of east England. She was the youngest of three children, with two older brothers. She initially studied nursing, but soon left her studies on account of a back injury to work as a supervisor for a stationary company, where she began writing her first manuscript at a very young age.

Carole grew up reading Harlequin Mills and Boon fiction, allegedly starting to read their romance novels at around the age of eleven years old. She became infatuated with this literature, and always had a deep-seeded intention to create fiction such as this.

She sent her manuscript to the Harlequin Mills and Boon publisher in the UK, but this first attempt was rejected. However, a later attempt was ultimately published by Harlequin Mills and Boon as The Passionate Winter in 1978. This would start the career of a truly innovative pioneer in the romance literary genre and sub-genres.

The Passionate Winter tells the story of Leigh, who falls in love with Piers—the wise and sophisticated father of her boyfriend, Gavin. The sensual and almost taboo subject matter of Mortimer’s fictional works such as this quickly caught on with audiences, and she then went on to become one of Harlequin Mills and Boon’s most prolific and celebrated of their extensive roster of authors.

One of Carole Mortimer’s earliest serials was the King-Hamilton series. First published in the early 1980s, this sequence included two novels, with themes of love, revenge, passion and betrayal. In addition to being among the earliest of Carole Mortimer’s serial work, King-Hamilton is also one of the most beloved amongst her fans.

Carole Mortimer has become well known for her provocative, sensual and suspenseful romance novels, such as the Alpha series—which tell stories of powerful men and the women in their lives. Carole Mortimer has also ventured extensively into the billionaire romance genre, such as in the holiday-themed Billionaire Under the Mistletoe.

Her settings often evoke mood through visual, aural and tactile imagery of seasons changing, coinciding with the throes of passion happening within her main characters. Class distinction plays a role in much of her work—as the sexual politics of interacting classes provides fuel for much of the romantic tension pervading Carole Mortimer’s body of work.

Her characters are often powerful figures (the protagonists are predominantly female) who face challenges but overcome them as the stories progress. Many of the male characters are prominently vain, often prestigious, and even dangerous in some instances. The theme of gender dynamics pervades much of Carole Mortimer’s body of work.

Another one of Carole Mortimer’s earliest series is of the Bennett Family, which was first published in 1988. The series consists of tales of lust and love, with many forbidden romances and unlikely love stories. She also included another holiday-themed novel in the series—with A Christmas Affair continuing Carole Mortimer’s use of winter imagery and holiday traditions as literary devices.

At a later stage in her career, Carole Mortimer also began to create historical romance novels, which have been included in the Harlequin Mills and Boon Historical series. Though known for her consistently sensual and suspenseful work, she is very dynamic for a romance author—often venturing into various other sub-genres and categories.

Carole Mortimer’s output of literary work averages around a half dozen novels published each year—sometimes more and sometimes less, but always with an admirable quality of writing. She has been the recipient of some very notable awards, honors and recognitions. Perhaps most notably, in 2012, she had the distinct honor of being recognized by Queen Elizabeth the Second for her outstanding service to literature.

Carole Mortimer’s family did not move far from their humble rural village (it is said that her parents still reside in the very house in which Carole had been born) but Carole herself relocated eventually. She married Peter, a father of two, with whom she lives on the beautiful Isle of Man (a small island between Ireland and England).

The family live a picturesque and idyllic life, and Carole and her husband are very much in love with one another. The beautiful scenery on Isle of Man reflect much of the imagery brought up in Carole’s fiction. Carole loves drawing a fire in her home as the seasons change from summer, to autumn, and winter.

After she married Peter, Carole gave birth to four more children with him. All four of these children are male, which Carole jokes about as she is often living in a world heavily populated by male influence. There is apparently about a twenty two year age difference between the youngest of their children and the oldest.

Over the course of her career, Carole Mortimer has established an unprecedented stature for a serial romance author. She has drawn a great deal of attention to the genre, and maintained a loyal fan base and an always interesting body of work.

Nevertheless, Carole Mortimer’s stories and/or characters have yet to be adapted into other forms of media, such as in television or cinematic form. But her entire literary catalogue is easily accessible online, through major online book retailers (such as Amazon) as well as on her very own website: www.carolemortimer.co.uk.

If ever there were an author’s work fit for a screen adaptation, it would very likely be Carole Mortimer’s. Much of her work is serialized, and she has kept a loyal fan base for decades now. Sooner or later a producer might recognize potential in Mortimer’s fiction and have it adapted to other media (perhaps television, perhaps film, or maybe in new media).

Genre novels go through peaks and valleys of popularity, and Carole Mortimer’s pioneering contributions to the broader romantic fiction genre secure her in history as a champion of this form of literature. Mortimer revived the literary tradition with an early and prolific output that retained a consistently high level of quality. Largely because of Carole Mortimer’s extensive and immense contributions to romantic fiction, the serialized romance has been a staple for many avid readers and probably will remain so for years to come.

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